Charles Pavlounis is the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer for CBS News, where he oversees all financial matters for CBS News’ operations.
Pavlounis is responsible for the News division’s finances, business operations, CBS Newspath, CBS News Radio and new business development initiatives, including content development, audio streaming, podcasting and identifying new revenue streams with strategic partners.
Pavlounis, who joined CBS News in 2015, has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as one of CBS News’ primary liaisons to the CBS Corporation and the CBS Network, working closely with both the Corporation’s and Network’s chief financial officers. At CBS News, Pavlounis oversaw the restructuring and relaunch of the CBS News Radio Network into a full-fledged programming supplier to radio station affiliates across the country. He also spearheaded the CBS SUNDAY MORNING partnership with CBS’ Simon & Schuster to create “Mobituaries,” a highly successful podcast developed and anchored by Mo Rocca that will also include the release of a similarly titled book.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive for the CBS Corporation, where he was responsible for overseeing the Internal Audit function. In this capacity, Pavlounis provided assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the strength of the control environment of the Company, regularly reporting results to senior management and the Audit Committee of the CBS Corporation.
Prior to joining CBS, Pavlounis held a variety of positions in corporate compliance and financial management at various companies including Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Dun & Bradstreet, Interpublic Group of Companies, Mercer, Inc. and KPMG.
Pavlounis is a CPA and was graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public accounting from Pace University.